Classical Music In America

A History Of Its Rise And Fall

by Joseph Horowitz

Hardcover, 606 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $39.95 | purchase

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Classical Music In America
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A History Of Its Rise And Fall
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Stating that classical music in the United States is largely performance driven, a chronological history documents its rise at the end of the nineteenth century and decline after World War I, covering such topics as the quest for an American compositional voice, the nation's top performers, and the author's recommendations about a postmodern musical direction. 13,000 first printing.